:: Thursday, November 10, 2005
LOWEST DUMBEST DENOMINATOR
a little too much knowledge can be a dangerous thing.. being smart enough to know better can be a dangerous thing.. having too much time to actually think things over can be a dangerous thing.. and when you have too many moments when you see above the fog of the day to day tedium that runs this whole circus and actually become aware of the nonsense that goes on in this world then THAT can DEFINITELY be a dangerous thing.. dangerous to your health.. dangerous to your sanity.. dangerous to society.. coz lets face it.. having a brain and not being afraid to use it is really just gonna get you in a whole lot've trouble.. this world isn't made for intelligence.. it isn't made for innovation, imagination, investigation or logic or any kind've reasoning.. this world is made for idiots..
consider a simple statistic.. average IQ of the population.. worldwide.. it's about 90.. and in happy industrialised countries.. you might be lucky to almost tick over to 100.. now, this all seems well and fine.. till you remember what an average IS.. it's just the MIDDLE.. it's not the exceptional.. or the base point.. it's the AVERAGE.. and sure.. to make it the average, means there's a lot of people smarter than that average.. but.. and here's the scary fact.. there's also an EQUAL AMOUNT dumber than that.. lower than average.. these shuffling knuckle dragging apes that constitute 50% of our population... and it's really a scary thought when you consider.. not only how many DUMB people there are in this world.. but all of society has been built to cater to these morons..
consider the legal system.. the whole basis of most legal systems handed down since antiquity begin with simple common sense.. just treat everybody like you'd like to be treated y'self.. and no problems.. right? common sense? all the basic shit - murdering, raping, stealing, adultery.. they're no-no's.. doesn't take a chimp to understand that.. common sense.. simple as piss.. and if we were smart enough to follow that.. and just try our best not to piss people off every damn second of the day.. then our legal system would be something you could fit on a postage stamp..
but of course.. look at any legal system.. fuckit.. look at wot it takes to get an education in the legal system.. and you realise.. the world is made for dumb people.. people don't follow common sense.. people don't follow their brains.. and so, for every single DUMB act in history, we've got a million laws to cover it pretty much to the point where we have the world we live in now.. where every single sharp edge.. every single choice.. every single liberty has been filed down to a rounded, blunt, childproof nub.. try anything clever.. they'll assume the lowest dumbest denominator and have you hanged for it.. sure.. we have smart people exploiting the law every day.. don't get me wrong.. but.. it's always the DUMB people who fuck it up for the rest of us..
take democracy for instance.. yeah.. it's a real nice idea.. ruled by the people FOR the people.. such a nice idea.. makes perfect sense.. sounds really smart doesn't it? we ALL have our say.. moving towards a brighter shinier future.. YAY! - except.. it's designed for dumb people.. and even scarier.. it's run by "smart" people (who really should know better) EXPLOITING the very worst in DUMB people to get their way.. take a nice liberal democractic government for example (no, NOT the "liberal" party you idiots.. we mean REAL liberty..).. these are the sorta people who assume the best in people.. they assume common sense.. "hey, if we're nice to everyone.. if we give everyone an opportunity and a fair go.. then.. we'll have a GREAT WORLD TO LIVE IN.. YAY!".. yeah.. again, a real nice idea.. yup, no matter how poor or disadvantaged you are you'll still get a good education and have a chance to improve the world.. common sense right? lets encourage talent.. lets encourage imagination, inspiration, innovation.. lets encourage the smart people to HELP the rest of us make a better world.. aaaaaah.. wot a wacky utopia we'd live in..
except of course.. democracy more often than not is ruled to exploit and control dumb people and thus designed for DUMB people.. we are fed a diet of FEAR catering for the all dumbest base aspects of our psyche.. and so, like sheep, we vote in these psychotic right-wing conservative governments to "protect" us from ourselves.. like we're helpless children.. these are the kind've governments who assume the worst in people.. treat us all like idiots.. and enact laws accordingly.. and yet we keep voting them in.. making a mockery of democracy and choice and any semblance of freedom of thought or expression.. whilst they stop us from making ANY decision for ourselves.. coz apparently we're all to DUMB to do that.. aren't we?
and then when you flick on the tv.. when you watch these dumb reality tv shows, when you watch those hopelessly retarded current affairs shows.. feeding us a diet of FEAR, PARANOIA and DECEIT.. when you watch all these idiotic soapies.. when all you see is the most mindless of base human desires thrown up on the screen.. when you sit there with your eyes glazed over.. to the point where you just accept that they know better on how you should run your life.. coz, left to your own devices you'd just fall off the nearest cliff and do y'self an injury.. seriously.. ARE WE THAT DUMB? or.. more importantly.. should we aspire to be that dumb!? and yet of course.. commercial television isn't run by wot is critically acclaimed.. or wot is smart.. or wot is considered witty plot and dialogue.. or of any educational benefit.. NOOOOO.. it's designed for aaaall the dumb idiots in this world who want to be lead by the hand and shown the way.. and hey LOOK.. you can BUY ALL OUR PRODUCTS TOO!! *yawn*
and seriously.. don't get me started again on POPULAR music.. I think it's obvious to everyone by now that it's all just catering to dumb people.. whilst all the good stuff is buried on dusty shelves, underground alternative radio, independant media and so on.. all the DUMBEST most RETARDED shit is thrust into our faces 24/7.. appeal to the DUMBEST in people.. and they'll spend big.. it seriously makes ya wonder if majority rule systems (capitalism, democracy, voting freakin' australian idol.. HA!) is all just designed to bring the worst out in us.. and thereby giving every BAD aspect of humanity a run for their money.. we make the world a WORSE place to live in.. not better..
sure.. I realise that we can't all be geniuses running around discovering alternative renewable energy sources and unified field theories.. we can't all be brilliant.. but.. dammit.. can we at least ENCOURAGE it!?? can we at least TRY? seriously.. if we're stupid enough to believe INTELLIGENT DESIGN and CREATIONISM is a better way to go than SCIENCE.. if we're stupid enough to believe that GLOBAL WARMING IS A MYTH!!?? if we're stupid enough to believe that a POLICE STATE fueled by FEAR and CONTROL is the best way to protect democracy from terrorism..? then how the FUCK are we gonna survive as a species!!??
we should stop living in the belief that 50% of the population is too dumb to look after themselves and rule it accordingly.. and instead look to enourage and give opportunities for the OTHER 50% to makes things better for everybody..
fuck.. call me crazy.. call me dumb.. but.. that just makes sense..
:: Spoz 4:03 PM |